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Family Law

MSPB connects low-income individuals who are involved in difficult family matters with an attorney who can guide them through these legal processes and often provide representation in court.

MSPB assists with:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Adoption
  • Visitation
  • Third Party Custody (Kinship Care)

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get help

Need to meet with an Attorney? Each county’s Circuit Court holds Family Law “Self-Help” Clinics where attendees can meet with an attorney for a short period of time to discuss their legal problems. The meetings are free and can be utilized over the course of your case.


Caroline County (410-479-5735)

  • In person every Monday from 9-12
  • Clinic limited to 5 people total
  • Thursday evening clinics are not being held because the Library is still closed
  • Clients will be screened at front door or courthouse
  • Disinfectant supplied

Dorchester  County (410-228-1395)

  • All clinics through phone call until December
  • Screening will occur when in-person clinics resume
  • Clinic hours are Monday 12:00-3:30 and Wednesdays 9-12:30
  • Clerk’s office will give client phone number to call to speak to the volunteer
  • Schedule is posted on door of courthouse

Kent County (443-666-4327)

  • Clinics are remote on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-12:00.
  • Calls answered on a first come/first served basis, clients to leave message if phone is busy
  • Plan is to begin Tuesday clinics in person starting October 6, 2020
  • Will revisit after first of the year

Queen Anne’s County (410-758-1773)

  • Attorneys are working remotely
  • Clients come in person to courthouse and may access the attorney through the Self-Help Center or call Family Service Coordinator to be connected with attorney through Skype.
  • 2 person limit in Family Service office
  • The plan is to continue this procedure through the end of 2020
  • Mandatory masks, sheriff screens and takes temperature of client
  • All areas disinfected after each client
  • Monday-Friday 9-12:00

Talbot County

  • Telephone clinics only through December, please call 410-829-9876 to make appointment
  • Mondays from 9-12:00

Somerset County

  • In person Fridays from 9-12
  • Appointments scheduled on the half hour by calling 410-621-7582
  • The person seeking advice is the only one allowed in the building and is screened by security
  • Face masks and disinfectant supplied

Wicomico County (410-334-3110)

  • Clients are referred to Family Law Hotline only (800-845-8550)
  • No remote or in person clinics at this time

Worcester County (410-632-5168)

  • Telephone appointments only through at least October.
  • Mondays 9:30-3:30

Cecil County (410-996-1157)

  • Hybrid of remote and in person
  • Appointment only
  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in person with appt.
  • Friday remote only
  • 2 people allowed at one time for in person clinic
  • Zoom capability
  • Text reminders for appointments